Hub for Equal Representation in the Economy
We're delighted to report that LSE and the The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation have signed an agreement to create a programme dedicated to Gender Equality, with a particular focus on advancing the representation of women and minorities in economics.
The programme is funded by the Gates foundation and hosted by STICERD at the London School of Economics. It is co-directed by Professors Oriana Bandiera and Camille Landais, and Dr Nina Roussille.
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has committed 3 million pounds over the next 3 years as seed money. This money will complement the STICERD-Yoko Morishima fund, which is already endowed with half a million pounds.
The programme will conduct cutting-edge research on gender inequality. Projects include improving the measurement of gender pay gaps in organisations, and understanding the dynamics of gender norms. Most importantly, the programme will develop targeted interventions to promote women and minorities in the field, including within our own School and the Department of Economics. Finally, the programme intends to serve as an agenda-setting platform for the promotion of minorities in the field.
Future events are being planned for the 2022/23 academic year.
Website: Hub for Equal Representation
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Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at LSE, and a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA. She is co-editor of Econometrica, vice-president of the European Economic Association, and co-director of the Gender Equality programme hosted by STICERD and the Department of Economics, LSE. Read more...
Camille Landais (@landais_camille) is Professor of Economics, at the LSE, a director of the CEPR Public Economics Program, and director of the State Research Programme at the International Growth Centre. He is co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and co-director of the Gender Equality programme hosted by STICERD and the Department of Economics, LSE. Read more...
Nina Roussille (@NinaRoussille) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE and co-director of the Gender Equality programme hosted by STICERD. She will be joining MIT's Economics Department as an Assistant Professor in 2023. She received her PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2021 and previously worked as a pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard. Read more...